Another Stardew Valley patch is on the way, with 'a new fishing thing, and some new mining-related stuff'

Stardew Valley
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Will Eric Barone ever stop working on Stardew Valley? Someday, perhaps, but as Viggo Mortensen famously said, it is not this day: Because this day, Barone announced that another new patch is in the works that's expected to be out this week.

Stardew Valley's long-awaited 1.6 update was a massive undertaking, adding a new farm type, a trio of new festivals, new late-game content, support for eight-person multiplayer, and a whole bunch more. In spite of that size, and the excitement it inspired—the tankards of mayonnaise flowed freely—the rollout went quite smoothly.

Still, Barone continued to put out small updates to address issues that cropped up, like the "creepy face" bear who turned up in a maple syrup event, which may be the most Stardew Valley kind of bug imaginable. And just two weeks after the last fixer-upper, he confirmed today that another patch is on the way.

"There's another PC patch underway (1.6.4), which will fix more bugs and add a few goodies as well," Barone tweeted. "It should be out some time next week."

(Image credit: Eric Barone (Twitter))

In his usual style, he didn't provide a list of what exactly this new patch will fix and add, but did offer a few hints, saying the patch will offer "a new fishing thing, and some new mining-related stuff." That's not much, but it's something to look forward to if fishing (or mining) is your thing.

Despite the dearth of detail (which, let's be honest, we're all used to by now), redditor tarenni summed up the reaction to the news of another incoming patch quite aptly:

(Image credit: tarenni (Reddit))

There is unfortunately still no update for those waiting for the 1.6 patch to arrive on consoles or mobile devices: Barone said last week that they're in the works "and will be released as soon as possible," but that he doesn't have a specific date just yet. That remains the case, but the good news is that he also confirmed today that the 1.6.4 patch "will not slow down the console release."

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.